Leaves Over 80 Million Americans Behind
At A Glance:
- Biden attacks healthcare freedoms; tells OSHA to create policy enforcing companies with over 100 employees to require full vaccination.
- Many elected officials and head of CDC stated within recent months that mandates are not the role of the federal government.
- OSHA not requiring the reporting of adverse reactions to vaccines.
On September 9, 2021, Joe Biden waged a war on healthcare freedoms by enlisting regulating agencies to mandate workplace vaccines. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), a regulatory agency within the Department of Labor, is to create an emergency temporary standard (ETS) requiring companies with 100 or more employees to be vaccinated or face a minimum of once weekly testing. This would be a government overreach stretching further into the private business sector.
Biden’s tone through the announcement was one of frustration, impatience, and condescending to those who are exercising their healthcare freedoms. Running for president, Biden’s tone was one of unity. During the announcement, it was postured more as division as he made statements reflecting the blame for COVID-19 on the unvaccinated:
“Many of us are frustrated with the nearly 80 million Americans who are still not vaccinated.”1
Misleading Information Regarding the Benefits of the Vaccine
Trying to put emphasis on the benefits of the vaccine, Biden stated:
“When I became president 2 million Americans were fully vaccinated. Today more than 175 million Americans have that protection.”1
“The week before I took office, 25,000 Americans died that week from COVID-19. Last week, that grim weekly toll was down 70%.”1
Continuing to lament the fact people were choosing informed consent and healthcare freedoms, Biden continued to focus on those who’ve “failed to get the shot.”1 He then threatened to overrun governors who placed healthcare freedom protections in place for their citizens.1
As the shaming of the unvaccinated continued, Biden continued to praise those who’ve been vaccinated as “those who’ve done the right thing.”1 Showing his hand in the violation of healthcare freedoms, he made the statement:
“This is not about freedom or personal choice. This is about protecting yourself and those around you.”1
As the logical fallacies continued to pour out, the push for vaccines to be mandated was unveiled, not taking into account natural immunity, healthcare choices between patients and doctors, and religious beliefs. The “need” focused on transmission and protecting those around you. However, the intent of the vaccine from the beginning and currently through the product insert, as well as a word from the CDC, clearly state the vaccine doesn’t stop transmission.
Healthcare Freedoms Once Considered, Now Attacked With Broken Promises
In recent months, several elected officials, as well as the head of the CDC, stated there wouldn’t be national vaccine mandates. It isn’t the role of the government. It’s a matter of privacy between a patient and their doctor. At that time, they were right.
On December 4, 2020, Biden shared a statement2 in his effort to establish his leadership as the newly elected president. When asked if vaccines should be mandatory, he stated:
“No, I don’t think it should be mandatory. I wouldn’t demand it to be mandatory. I would do everything in my power, just like I don’t think masks have to be made mandatory nationwide. I’ll do everything in my power as president of the United States to encourage people to do the right thing and when they do it, demonstrate that it matters.”2
In July, Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, reiterated the sentiment, stating vaccine mandates “are not the role of the federal government.”3
In a Twitter exchange dated July 30th of this year, CDC head, Rochelle Walensky, stated:
To clarify: There will be no nationwide mandate. I was referring to mandates by private institutions and portions of the federal government. There will be no federal mandate.4
In April, Nancy Pelosi stated:
“We cannot require someone to be vaccinated. That’s just not what we can do. It is a matter of privacy to know who is or who isn’t. I can’t go to the Capitol physician and say, ‘Give me the names of people who aren’t vaccinated so I can go encourage them to be.’ Or make it known to others who do get vaccinated.”5
She finished the statement saying she’d,
“…hope they’d be good to colleagues and get vaccinated.”5
What is OSHA?
OSHA is an agency under the Department of Labor. In 1971, OSHA was established to increase safety in the workplace by reducing potential hazards. The administration has so many workplaces to keep tabs on, it often doesn’t get to all of them for inspectoral visits.
“If the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were to inspect every workplace under its jurisdiction, it would take 129 years to complete the task, according to a 2011 report from AFL-CIO, the largest federation of unions in the US.”6
Typically, there is a process in place for ETS’s to be implemented, but OSHA also has the power to skip the usual bureaucratic process and implement an emergency temporary standard (ETS).6 Without oversight, that leniency could prove to be detrimental to small to medium sized businesses.
Under Biden’s guidance, OSHA is to require employers to give employees time off to get vaccinated. Little is said about an extra day off to recoup from brief side effects, but nothing is mentioned about long-term side effects such as myocarditis, blood clots, or Guillain-Barre Syndrome. According to the CDC’s own VAERS website, the potential for side effects could have a longer effect than a day or two off would cover. It has also been questioned whether worker’s compensation would cover for these injuries.
The statement OSHA does make regarding adverse reactions states:
DOL and OSHA, as well as other federal agencies, are working diligently to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations. OSHA does not wish to have any appearance of discouraging workers from receiving COVID-19 vaccination, and also does not wish to disincentivize employers’ vaccination efforts. As a result, OSHA will not enforce 29 CFR 1904’s recording requirements to require any employers to record worker side effects from COVID-19 vaccination at least through May 2022. We will reevaluate the agency’s position at that time to determine the best course of action moving forward.7
Because the vaccine would be a requirement for work, this policy is in direct violation of OSHA’s primary objective: to analyze and enforce workplace safety.
The double standard for American workers is stark compared to the handling of immigrants flooding the southern border from all over the world. Vaccines aren’t required to enter the country, nor travel within. The same goes for the thousands of refugees that America has received within the last month from Afghanistan. Because these people will likely be unable to work in the U.S. for some time, they wouldn’t face the same mandates.
Going Against the Science
Natural immunity is completely ignored regarding the mandates. Several studies have shown that many American’s have recovered from COVID-19 and have a stronger, more robust immunity than those who receive the vaccine. Other studies report that many more Americans have recovered than those documented in hospitals and doctor’s offices.
Hold the Phone — Doc’s Thoughts:
Before I dive into so much of what is wrong with this, I need to ask: Why is Joe Biden and his administration practicing medicine by recommending to American’s whose health history they don’t know?! They aren’t taking into consideration natural immunity, how variants are affected by vaccines, or doctor/patient privacy. And they certainly aren’t following the Hippocratic Oath. Whether they may think they’re practicing medicine or not, they’re certainly not doing it right!
Joe Biden used the words “that 25 percent can cause a lot of damage, and they are.”1 The people choosing not to get vaccinated aren’t damaging anything. In reality, these unconstitutional executive orders are violating our human dignity, autonomy, and healthcare freedoms.
Many people who did take the vaccine have regrets. Many of them felt coerced because of their workplace, school, or even their doctors! To be clear, it’s more than 25 percent of the population that are against these mandates.
Questionable Logic and Standards
Let’s look at his use of numbers and attempted logic. He compared when he took office until now. How many were vaccinated then and now? How long were the vaccines available before he took office? A month. He’s comparing what was done in a month to what he’s had the opportunity to do in 7 ½ months. Who was eligible at that point? The elderly and select others. Now? Anyone over the age of 12 years old. No comparison, Joe. How many people died, comparatively? Let’s ask this: how many people recovered and now have natural immunity? He didn’t reduce this by 70 percent. These types of respiratory illnesses typically don’t circulate in the summer. This is the natural ebb and flow of a virus. Let’s compare numbers this winter.
Biden mentioned that the FDA had approved the vaccine, so there should be no more hesitancy. Well, looking into that approval, I’d say it looks a bit shady.
Speaking of shady, let’s take a look at that OSHA statement holding off reporting adverse reactions. If you know that telling people the risks will possibly dissuade them, don’t you think that’s a red flag? Will those still be reported to VAERS, or is that adding to the dramatic undercount?
I’d like to take a bit of a look at the double standards here. I’m going to look at it from a different position and not compare incoming refugees and immigrants to the working Americans. Here’s a statement Kamala Harris made this week:
“The president and I are unequivocal in our support of Roe v. Wade, and the constitutionality of Roe v. Wade, and the right of women to make decisions for themselves with whomever they choose about their own bodies. And needless to say, the right of women to make decisions about their own bodies is not negotiable.”
“When people are able to make choices without government interference for themselves in terms of their well-being and the well-being of their family in consultation with whomever they may choose, we are a stronger society,” she continued.8
Does anyone else see the hypocrisy?! What about this one? Voter ID’s and vaccine passports. Who doesn’t have some form of identification, even if it’s not a driver’s license or state ID? Yet it’s supposedly no problem to require vaccination ID? Interesting twist of logic there.
Defending Healthcare Freedoms
If you haven’t been in the fight for healthcare freedom, it’s time to get started. The American Revolutionary War was fought by 2 percent of the colonial population. And they weren’t very well equipped against the largest army on the planet! If the unvaccinated are over 25 percent of the U.S. population, we’ve got this…as long as we speak up! Call those governors, call the elected local, state, and national officials. Many governors and elected are already beginning the fight. They need to hear from us. They need to know that we are watching and expecting full follow-through. Mid-term elections are coming up. They are already thinking of how to hold onto the cushy seat. It’s our job to hold their feet to the fire.
Joe Biden commented frequently that it was his job to protect Americans.1 No, Joe. Your job is to protect the borders and uphold the constitution. You may want to get started. It’s my job to protect my family. I’ve got that one firmly under control.